Episode 190: News From the FinTech Front (August 2023)

It’s the end of the month and these news are not commenting themselves – hence we called a powerhouse duo – Conny and Don, two of the biggest global thought-leaders and part of the #BBE family. In this episode, we will talk on the venture front with the 1bln GBP Fintech Fund backed by Mastercard, Barclays and the London Stock Exchange Group and across the Atlantic an impressive $800 million in the three months for Latin American startups. Then Adyen shares falling 40%, a sign of the general climate? We talk about all things AI #FOMO and addressing bias in algorithms and well as news on the fraud monitoring front. We talk responsive credit and regulation (#DORA).

And then we wrap up with the most exciting event of the coming weeks – the XFW Amsterdam – building the week of September 12th to 15th multiples themes, and culminating in an XXL Meetup for the community. More: 

Amsterdam FinTech Week – XFW23 and use XFW23BBE for 20.00% off on your tickets, and don’t forget to follow the live coverage of your favorite podcast (that’s us!) on-site!

About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years working in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with Holland Fintech and joinining Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups from RegTechs, InsurTech, PensionTech, Institutional Investing, Challenger Banks, Trade Finance companies etc., to scale their business from those working with banks to improve their credit scoring models and onboarding processes to those focused on asset management and trade finance companies to companies operating in the ESG space. Kleinveld is also responsible for the corporate partners (European banks, insurers, pension funds, consultants). Kleinveld is passionate about helping female and minority founders and solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. She is keen to connect with enablers of financial inclusion, including BaaS, Forex and middleware solutions that are startup friendly. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, Financial Services Cybertech Forum and Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo. In addition, she’s the host of a number of videos and podcasts about topics like Investing in Startups, Cybersecurity, FinTech for Retail, Challenger Banks, PensionTech and Compliance. Kleinveld has invested in over 30 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures.